Curbside Pickup Service

Eligible materialsMaking a requestPicking up your booksLoan details

UTSC Library Curbside Pickup Service

A pickup service for print books not available through the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) is available. Students, faculty and staff are eligible to use this service. Initially, the service will only provide access to books housed in the UTSC Library stacks and not collections located in The BRIDGE Library. 

Students, faculty, and staff may place online orders at any time. Pickups are available during library hours

Eligible materials 

Only books from the general stacks that are not already available via the ETAS are eligible. This includes most academic books, popular books, DVDs, and the cookbook collection. Course reserves (STL), micro text, government publications, reference materials, and tech lending are not available for pickup. 

We apologize that inter-campus and inter-library loans are also not possible at this time. 

Making a request 

  • Find your book(s) in the library catalogue

  • Click the Get Help button in the search results or the catalogue record. 

  • The system will check whether your book is available via the HathiTrust ETAS. 

    • Available: You will be provided with a link to the book at the ETAS. (Note: you will then need to log in to HathiTrust to access the full text.) 

    • Not available: Continue following the prompts to place your pickup request.  

  • You will receive an automated message when your request has been received. Staff will check the shelves for your requested book(s) and contact you about any that are not available. 

  • Please wait to receive a final confirmation e-mail. Pickups will be available during library operating hours

Picking up your books 

The UTSC Library curbside pickup service is operating from the Info Desk in the library. When you arrive, please follow these steps: 

  1. Enter the library via the marked east doors and keep to the right, following the signs in the library front entrance. 

  1. Show your T Card to library staff at the Info Desk.

  1. Collect your items, which will be packaged in a brown paper bag labelled with your name. 

  1. Exit the library via the marked west doors. 

Please note that you must wear a mask while on campus. Do not bring friends or family with you. They will be asked to wait outside. 

Loan details 

Renewals for Curbside Pickup Service items are not necessary. Loan periods are extended to the end of September 2021. Do not renew items, as this will interfere with the loans extension script.

Returns: Please return items via the drop box in front of the library. 

Limits: There is no limit, except the limit normally associated with your library account